Browsing: Alain Vigneault

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215 These Rangers are better, and different, than a week ago

First this: Planning a Live ECF Chat Friday at noon. Let’s talk Rangers-Habs, Rangers-Penguins, Rangers-anything. Be there. I will provide notes to your bosses. Meanwhile, here’s my column from The Journal News and Lohud.com: By Rick Carpiniello Penguins in five. Those words were printed right here on May 2. There…

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749 Game 7: Rangers-Penguins in review

Thoughts: 1) Big as the building. Pretty much the same core group of guys, five Game 7 wins in the last seven series, 10-2 in elimination games. This is a team that never, in 16 opportunities, had come back from 3-1 to win a series, never, in four tries, had…

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228 Game 7: Rangers 2, Penguins 1 … post-game notes and audio

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR; audio courtesy of the Penguins: Game 7: Rangers 2, Penguins 1. Click here for boxscore. Team notes: –      The Rangers defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins, 2-1 tonight in Game 7 of the Metropolitan Division Finals at CONSOL Energy Center. The Rangers won the…

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1080 Game 7: Rangers at Penguins … It’s Go Time!

Game 7. Rangers at Penguins. Here we go with another Game 7 thrill ride for/with ya boys, their fifth in the last seven playoff series over three springtimes (they have won four in a row and seven of the last eight Game 7s since ’92.). And another elimination game…

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138 Rangers at their best when pushed to the brink

Here’s my column from The Journal News and Lohud.com today: By Rick Carpiniello GREENBURGH – There is no way to truly understand why the Rangers are so good in these situations. Well, there is the common thread of the goalie stopping pretty much everything when everything is on the line.…

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290 Game 6: Rangers-Penguins in review

Thoughts: 1) Gotta admit, going against my much ballyhooed belief that there is no carryover from game to game in a playoff series (there isn’t), I thought the Rangers were done like dinner after Game 4. I mean, they just stunk it up in a huge game. And, boy, has…

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33 Game 6: Rangers 3, Penguins 1 … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: Game 6: Rangers 3, Penguins 1. Click here for boxscore. Team notes: –        The Rangers defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins, 3-1, tonight in Game 6 of the Metropolitan Division Finals at Madison Square Garden. The best-of-seven series is tied at three games apiece.…

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748 Game 6: Penguins at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 6. Penguins at Rangers. Happy Mother’s Day! I’ll be honest. On Wednesday I didn’t think we’d be doing “It’s Go Time!” today. Neither did most of youse. For only the fifth time in their history, the Rangers won  a Game 5 to force a Game 6 after being…

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34 For Rangers and Penguins, another day to be desperate

Happy Mother’s Day! Here’s my column on the urgency both the Rangers and Penguins need to display in Game 6 tonight. By Rick Carpiniello Desperation. It’s such a simple word when it comes to the Stanley Cup playoffs. Yet, watching this Rangers-Pittsburgh Penguins series, you have to wonder. Do coaches…

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278 Game 5: Rangers-Penguins in review

Thoughts: 1) The only way it would have been better for the Rangers would have been if big-hearted, broken-hearted Martin St. Louis had scored. But what a day. What an emotional day. And night. It’s not over for St. Louis, either. He’s got to be mentally fried, headed back to…

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506 Game 4: Rangers-Penguins in review

Thoughts: 1) Haven’t said this much this year, but I don’t even know where to begin. It was going to take a monumental effort to beat Pittsburgh, a much better team, in this series. The way the Rangers played in Game 4, they wouldn’t have beaten anybody. I thought a…

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38 Game 4: Penguins 4, Rangers 2 … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: Game 4: Penguins 4, Rangers 2. Click here for boxscore. Team notes: –        The Rangers were defeated by the Pittsburgh Penguins, 4-2, tonight in Game 4 of the Metropolitan Division Finals at Madison Square Garden. The Blueshirts trail the best-of-seven series, three…

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